With the evolution of IP surveillance technology, the emphasis has moved from simple monitoring of video footage to intelligent systems that are capable of identifying abnormal events or monitoring behaviour. As intelligence increases in these systems, so too do the applications for this technology. Consolidating all applications within an organisation onto a single infrastructure provides many benefits but can also pose many challenges. To learn more about how to overcome these challenges and make the most of your converged infrastructure, download the whitepaper '5 reasons to converge video surveillance onto the corporate IP network'.
There is no question that every organisation needs a resilient and versatile network core. A chassis can seem like a great solution, since it allows dual controller cards and power supplies for resiliency and can use any combination of line cards for versatility of speeds and feeds. There is also plenty of information about stacking and its benefits such as easier management and fast recovery from failures. Both of these solutions have their complications and drawbacks. What if there was a better way that provided the resilience and flexibility of a chassis with the simplicity of a stack? To learn more about next generation network core technologies, download the whitepaper '7 reasons to stack your core chassis'.
The world is moving inexorably from IPv4 to IPv6. However, many organizations feel that they currently have no need for IPv6. If a business has plenty of IPv4 addresses, a reliable Network Address Translation (NAT) infrastructure, and no IPv6-specific applications, it can experience little compulsion to take on the perceived expense and disruption of integrating IPv6 into its network. However, there are many compelling reasons for making the move to IPv6. To learn more about why you should make the move to IPv6 and how you can take the pain out of migration, download the whitepaper 'Easing the Enterprise transition to IPv6'.
Software Defined Networking (SDN) has attracted a great deal of attention for its claims of solving a number of common networking problems associated with flexibility and performance. At the same time, many enterprise organisations are paying big dollars for skilled specialist staff to maintain their network or are outsourcing this function? Even if the network configuration is kept simple, maintenance tasks on large networks can be time-consuming and error-prone. What if there was a better way? What if you could have the management simplicity of SDN and at the same time reduce the cost and complexity of managing your enterprise network? To learn more about the latest innovation in network management technology, download the whitepaper 'Reducing the burden of network management'.
Organisations rely heavily on their data network, yet the network goes unnoticed most of the time. Network infrastructure is an essential component of any business operation, but it is generally not appreciated or understood by the majority of staff or management. While users are very aware of any network failures that occur, nobody wants to invest too much to proactively prevent these failures. To learn more about how you can improve security, reduce downtime and lower the cost and complexity of network management, download the whitepaper 'The top 3 network management challenges (Balancing acts in the Enterprise network)'.
Software Defined Networking (SDN) has recently hit the headlines with claims of better network utilization and easier management and many see it as the 'silver bullet' for every networking challenge. Unfortunately, most SDN solutions are targeted at large data centres and is unlikely to overcome the challenges being experienced by most enterprise technology managers and executives. To learn more about SDN and the challenges it will help you overcome (along with what it won't), download the whitepaper 'Demystifying Software-Defined Networking (SDN)'.